Category Archives: Work

On being self-employed

There are good things and bad things about working for yourself as a freelancer, but it’s definitely my preferred way to work. In this post I will list some of the pros and cons of being self-employed and working from home.

Splaining

I’ve decided the term mansplaining needs to lose the gender reference. Yes, men do it, but women do it too: So it’s not mansplaining, it’s just splaining.

Breaking up with a Client

I’ve been self-employed for much of my career. This was an on-again off-again arrangement earlier on, but has been my permanent situation for about fifteen years now and will be forever more. I’ve written before about the realities of being self-employed, such as the hit to your taxes, health costs, and more. But another important thing to consider… Read More »

Tradeshows: the end of the day

I love being at a tradeshow when it closes. At the moment it closes, exhausted exhibitors applaud as chaos and hubbub ensue and workers emerge from the loading docks to start tearing it all down. It is an organized, frenzied orchestra of elation and exhaustion.